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EB1 A as a PhD student


currently I am a  PhD student in India and I think I meet 3 out of 10 eligible criteria listed. probably I am going to complete my  PhD in an year or so, hence I would like to know 

Am I eligible to apply in EB 1 A  as a PhD student?

3 Responses to EB1 A as a PhD student

  • GCforPhD says:


    Satisfying the three our of ten USIS EB1a criteria meets the first set of two step evaluation criteria. You would also need to show evidence for the following two in order for USCIS to consider you as extraordinary.

    1. Petitioner is one of the small percentage of people who have risen to the very top of the field of endeavor.
    2. Sustained national or international acclaim and that his or her achievements have been recognized in the field of expertise.

    You can look at some example packets to see what evidence is typically presented.

    Best wishes

    • Navyashree G R says:

      Thank you for the detailed response .
      But I want to be clear that whether I’m eligible to apply in EB1 A being a PhD student(even before awarded with PhD)?
      and where can I check for example packets?

      Thank you

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